See the latest COVID-19 news and resources for managers and leaders or frontline workers and their clients.
NADA eLearning: Engage families and significant others, support clients with complex needs and be guided on gender and sexuality indicators.
This issue of the Advocate explores strengths based approaches—an approach that members have embraced to support the communities we serve.
The Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) is the peak organisation for the non government alcohol and other drugs sector in NSW. We represent close to 100 organisational members that provide a broad range of alcohol and other drugs services including health promotion and harm reduction, early intervention, treatment and continuing care programs. Together, we work to reduce the harms related to alcohol and other drugs use across the NSW community. Learn more.


Sector watch: April 2021

Business and funding models study update NADA encourages members to attend two important events that will provide the preliminary findings
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Social sector transformation fund

Available to NADA members with a total revenue under $5 million in 2019/20 The NSW Government announced the $50 million
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Working with women engaged in alcohol and other drug treatment

We’ve just published the third edition of this valuable resource, Working with women engaged in alcohol and other drug treatment,
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New website for the research network

The Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network has launched its revamped website. You can now easily access resources,
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Integrating trauma informed practice when working with clients affected by AOD

This one-day interactive professional development training provides practitioners with the…

Acceptance and commitment therapy workshop

About the workshop: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an…

Advocacy skills workshop

Learn the fundamentals of advocacy so you can develop comprehensive…


The way we work has been changing and we are not always in the office together for supervision support. However, we do need to maintain ...
A key issue for those working in the AOD treatment sector are the difficulties that clients have in accessing treatment, staying engaged with treatment, and ...
The ‘Alcohol and other drugs treatment guidelines for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’ resource has been developed to support non-Aboriginal service providers ...
Central to workforce performance are capabilities—the knowledge, skills and attributes that workers must demonstrate to perform their roles effectively. Developed for, and with input from ...
NADA is excited to launch Well Beings, a short-animation series with practical, evidence based tips and tricks to reduce stress and enhance health and wellbeing. ...
This page will be continually updated. Last update: 29 March 2021 For news and resources specific to managers and leaders, click here. For members’ frequently asked ...
NADA in partnership with Family Drug Support and the Ministry of Health NSW Government, developed training and resources for the AOD sector and other primary ...
Developed by NADA, this toolkit supports the formal quality improvement program of non government AOD organisations. Download the files to easily create or review operational ...
Although members of LGBTI and HIV positive communities use AOD for many of the same reasons as the population at large, there is evidence to ...
Coping with stress and uncertainty during COVID-19 Feeling overwhelmed and on edge in the wake of COVID-19? You’re not alone. As difficult as this situation ...


Case worker - New England AOD outreach program

St Vincent de Paul Society
Freeman House
Applications close: 18 Apr 2021
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Team leader - AOD programs

St Vincent de Paul Society
Freeman House
Applications close: 18 Apr 2021
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Case manager: Solaris program

Karralika Programs Inc
Applications close: 30 Apr 2021
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Network updates

Gender and sexuality diverse AOD worker network

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NADA practice leadership group

The NADA Practice Leadership Group met virtually in July 2020 and discussed current projects in the AOD NGO sector. Tonina Harvey from the Ministry of Health presented the NSW Health Clinical Care Standards to the group, highlighting feedback from the NGO sector is integral to the implementation of the standards.
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Research network

Network update CMHDARN continues to support and build the capacity of the non government AOD and mental health sectors through
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Youth AOD services network

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